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PSU Women’s Athletics to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Panthers to hold Pink Days this Saturday, Oct. 26 to raise awareness

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women’s athletic teams will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month this Saturday with special festivities at this Saturday’s home events in field hockey, soccer and volleyball.

            The Panther volleyball team will participate in The Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink Awareness Rally at its Saturday matches at Foley Gymnasium against Eastern Connecticut State University and Bates College.  PSU will take on Eastern Connecticut in a Little East Conference match at 12 noon and will meet Bates in a non-conference affair at 3:00 p.m. (ECSU and Bates will face each other at 1:30 p.m.)  The event will promote breast health education in the community and raise funds to further research. Fans can get involved by donning pink to show their support and making donations to show their support.  Dig Pink T-shirts will be sold at the door for $10.

            The Panther field hockey team is participating in the Stick It To Cancer campaign Saturday at12 noon in its Little East Conference game at Arold Field against the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  All proceeds collected at the game will go directly to the National Foundation for Cancer Research.  Fans can sponsor their favorite number for $10 each, or by donating to the cause.

            The Panther women’s soccer team is also participating in the festivities during its Little East Conference game Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Panther Field against the University of Massachusetts Boston. Proceeds collected at the game will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The team will wear special pink T-Shirts in warm-ups, and the person with the highest sponsorship will receive one of the shirts signed by the entire team.

            The Panther women’s tennis team has completed its season, but honored the occasion at their final home match last Saturday.  The players used pink tape on the grips of their tennis racquets, wore pink shirts during some of their matches, and collected donations for the National Foundation for Cancer Research. The Panther cross country team will also be participating this Saturday, assisting with the activities at the home events.

            For more information, contact field hockey coach Bonnie Lord (blord@plymouth.edu), women’s soccer coach Cindy Bennett (clbennett2@plymouth.edu), or women’s volleyball coach Chris Kilmer (cjkilmer@plymouth.edu). 

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